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Veteran goaltender Olaf Kolzig announces retirement after 14 seasons

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Lightning goaltender Olaf Kolzig making a glove save. Kolzig is retiring after 14 seasons in the NHL. (The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz, File) Author: The Hockey News

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Veteran goaltender Olaf Kolzig announces retirement after 14 seasons

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TORONTO - Veteran goaltender Olaf Kolzig is retiring after 14 seasons in the NHL.

The 39-year-old former Vezina Trophy winner - known as "Olie The Goalie" - spent most of his career with the Washington Capitals. He says he plans to spend time with his family but wants to remain involved in hockey.

His 303 career wins rank 21st in the NHL. He finishes his career with a 2.71 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage. He posted 35 shutouts in 719 games.

Kolzig was a free agent. His retirement was announced by the NHL Players' Association.

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